Thursday, April 14
Southold Historical Society’s annual April Showers Dinner, noon-8 p.m. at Soundview Restaurant, Route 48, Greenport. Roast chicken, fish or vegetarian entrée; Includes cash raffle. Tickets $20; raffle tickets $1 or 6/$5. Available at society’s headquarters in Prince Building, Main Road, Southold, Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., or at door. 765-5500.
Teens make treats for pups, 4-5 p.m. at Mattituck-Laurel Library, Main Road, Mattituck. Make homemade dog biscuits for North Fork Animal Welfare League’s Southold shelter. All materials provided. Register in advance: 298-4134,[email protected]
Munchkin Movie ‘It’s the Easter Beagle, Charlie Brown,’ 4 p.m. at Cutchogue-New Suffolk Library, Main Road, Cutchogue. Register: 734-6360.
Introduction to Excel 2007, 7-9pm, hands-on computer class at Southold Free Library, Main Road; sponsored by Friends of SFL. Register: 765-2077.
McGann-Mercy High School students present ‘Bye Bye Birdie,’ 7:30 p.m. in auditorium, 1225 Ostrander Ave., Riverhead. Tickets $8. 737-5900, ext. 10.
Mattituck High School Drama club presents two one-act plays: “Lockdown” by Douglas Craven, students find themselves locked together in a classroom during a possible emergency situation at their high school; “The Audition” by Don Zolidis, auditions are held for a high school production of “A Chorus Line,” allowing a glimpse into the lives of various students and how this musical can bring them together; 7:30 p.m. in school auditorium, Main Road. Directed by English and drama teacher Tom Farrell. Tickets $7; seniors/students $5. 298-8460.
Friday, April 15
Colors in the Clouds for ages 2-3, 10 a.m. at Cutchogue-New Suffolk Library, Main Road, Cutchogue. Register: 734-6360.
Movie ‘‘Babette’s Feast,’ 1:30 p.m. at Mattituck-Laurel Library, Main Road, Mattituck. In this “delicious” movie, a French expatriate living in a small, puritan Danish seaport town wins the lottery and decides to put on a real French dinner. Free. 298-4134.
Teen Game Night — Xbox 360 and Wii, 4-6 p.m. for ages 13-17 at Riverhead Free Library, 330 Court St. Board games available. Register: 727-3228, ext. 6 or 12, [email protected]
Chicken Lego-mania, 4 p.m. for grades K-2 at Cutchogue-New Suffolk Library, Main Road, Cutchogue. Register: 734-6360.
McGann-Mercy High School Ethics and Leadership Club’s 2nd annual spaghetti dinner, 5-7 p.m., 1225 Ostrander Ave., Riverhead. Tickets $12 or $10 each for 4 or more. Includes cake raffle and 50/50; proceeds help sponsor summer camp for inner city children. 737-5900, ext. 10. ‘Bye Bye Birdie’ follows at 7:30 p.m. 737-5900, ext. 10.
Family dinner baked ziti, 5-7 p.m. at Knights of Columbus, 2050 Depot Lane, Cutchogue. Bar open until 8 p.m. Adults $15 or 2/$25; children $10. 734-7338.
Old Town Art & Crafts Guild’s 2nd annual ‘Spring Awakenings’ juried art competition and sale, 5-7 p.m., Main Road, Cutchogue. Juror is artist/illustrator/cartoonist Rob White. Show runs through April 27. www.oldtownguild.com.
Chinese auction, 6 p.m. at Polish Hall, Marcy Avenue, Riverhead, hosted by Peconic Bay Medical Center Walk Team for the LI2Day Walk to support the fight against breast cancer. Evening includes buffet dinner at 6:30 p.m. Tickets $30 advance, $40 at door. Call 548-6217, 548-6923, 548-6963.
Help Japan !/ Gambare Japan! 6-7:30 p.m. in Community Room at Floyd Memorial Library, 539 First St., Greenport. Intergenerational event, all ages welcome. Make origami cranes, music by Brady Rymer, light refreshments. Donations accepted for the Japan Society Earthquake Relief Fund. 477-0660.
‘Save the Grange’ lecture series features “Canning, Lactofermentation Pickling and Preserving Your Food” given by Flo Rewinski and Thea Fry, 6:30 p.m. at the Grange in Northville. Doors open 6 p.m.; organic refreshments served by Peggy. All donations go to “Save the Grange” fund for repairs. [email protected], spirit-renewal.com.
Teen Movie ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1,’ 6 p.m. for grades 6 and up at Southold Free Library, Main Road. 765-2077.
Fourth annual Talent Show, 6:30 p.m. at Riverhead Charter School, 3685 Middle Country Road, Calverton. Students and faculty perform. Tickets: 369-5800, ext. 2250.
Mattituck High School Drama club presents ‘Lockdown’ and ‘The Audition,’ 7:30 p.m. in school auditorium. See Thursday.
McGann-Mercy High School students present ‘Bye Bye Birdie,’ 7:30 p.m. in auditorium, Riverhead. Tickets $8. 737-5900, ext. 10.
Saturday, April 16
North Fork Audubon Society’s Arshamomaque Preserve with Rick & Linda Kedenburg, meet 8 a.m. at Red House Nature Center, Inlet Pond County Park, Route 48, Greenport. RSVP: 734-7144, [email protected]
Pancake breakfast, 8 a.m.-noon at Shiloh Baptist Church, Sound Avenue, Southold, sponsored by Saints of Shiloh. Donation $10. Eat in or take out. 765-3388.
Spring Gardening School 2011, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. at Riverhead Middle School, 600 Harrison Ave., hosted by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk. Pre-registration required; advance payment $55; day of event $60. Bring soil and plant sample for testing. 727-7850, ext. 345.
Naturalist Mary Laura Lamont leads tour, 9-11 a.m. through woods and fields of Hallockville Museum Farm, Sound Avenue, Riverhead and Hallock State Park Preserve. Fee $6; members $5. Heavy rain cancels. Registration required: 298-5292, [email protected]
Spring Youth Drama Workshop ‘Cat-Tales: What the Alley Cats Learn About Bullies,’ 9-11:30 a.m. at Creation Station, behind Cutchogue United Methodist Church, Main Road. 765-5667.
Riverhead High School NJROTC Craft Fair, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. in gymnasium, 700 Harrison Ave. features handcrafted items, chinese auction, raffles and food,. Rain or Shine. 369-5575.
Food Fun for Kids, 10:30 a.m. for grades 2-6 at Cutchogue-New Suffolk Library, Main Road, Cutchogue. Register: 734-6360.
Ability Fair, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Old Town Arts & Crafts Guild, Main Road, Cutchogue. Awards presented; light refreshments. 734-6382.
Twenty-second annual Egg Hunt at Orient Beach State Park, 11 a.m. in picnic area. Rain date Sunday, April 17 at 1 p.m. Spring Bunny on hand to award prizes. 323-2440.
Global Youth Service Day, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. at Third Street basketball court in Greenport. Help members of the Y.E.S. (Youth Engaged in Service) Program to clean up the park, make garden boxes, and help install a mural in memory of Michael Brown, Corey Freeman, Kyle Rose, and Naquawn Treadwell. Rain date Saturday, April 23rd. 477-0660.
Southold Little League’s opening day parade begins at noon at Southold Town Recreation Center, Peconic Lane, Peconic and proceeds to majors field at Tasker Park. Refreshments and entertainment. 275-4508.
Storytime with Diesel the Baby Donkey, 1 p.m., at Mattituck-Laurel Library, Main Road, Mattituck. Share donkey stories and see a real baby donkey. For the family. 298-4134.
Springtime at Hallockville, 1-4 p.m. at Hallockville Museum Farm, 6038 Sound Ave., Riverhead. Includes egg hunt for kids and adults, young farmer’s obstacle course, demonstrations, raising chickens 101, hoedown, family portraits, egg decorating craft, meet the Southold Mothers’ Club and more. Admission $6, or $18/family of 4; members $5 or $15/family of 4. Rain date Sunday, April 17. 298-5292.
Meet the Writers, 1-3 p.m. at Riverhead Free Library, 330 Court St. with Robert Banfelder, Kimberly Collard, Teri Coyne, Tom Gahan and Margaret Johnson. Free; register: 727-3228, ext. 0, riverheadlibrary.org.
Poetry Reading, 3 p.m., with Southold poet and SUNY/Nassau Community College professor Tim Wood, “Otherwise Known as Home,” his debut collection of poems at Southold Free Library, Main Road. 765-2077.
Book talk and signing, “The Last Whaler,” a historical novel by Capt. Nicholas Stevensson Karas of Orient, 3 p.m. at Floyd Memorial Library, 539 First St., Greenport. 477-0660.
Annual community flounder or chicken dinner at Cutchogue United Methodist Church, Main Road. Seating at 5, 6 and 7 p.m.; take-out available. Includes green beans, potatoes, slaw and pie. Live music. Adults $17; kids under 10 $7; 734-6650.
Dinner/dance and chinese auction,, 6-11 p.m., hosted by Joy of Giving at Polish Hall, Marcy Avenue, Riverhead. Proceeds go to school supplies, senor aid, pet food and other basic needs in community. Tickets $45. 727-1619, 727-4075.
Second annual Song Swap at Poquatuck Hall, 7 p.m., Skipper’s Lane, Orient, organized by Gideon d’Arcangelo, who will emcee, and Anne MacKay. Proceeds benefit Oysterponds Community Activities for hall’s floor fund. Refreshments served, or bring some to share. Donation $10. 323-1234.
McGann-Mercy High School students present ‘Bye Bye Birdie,’ 7:30 p.m.; see Thursday.
Acoustic guitarist Robert Bruey in concert, 8-9:30 p.m. at Custer Institute and Observatory, 1115 Main Bayview Road, Southold. With cellist Jonathan Preddice and violinist Leanne Preddice Strom, and guest artist G.P. Lane. Suggested donation $13; members $10; full-time students $8. 765-2626.
Sunday, April 17
Flanders Village Historical Society’s adopt-a-highway cleanup of old Main Street (Flanders Road) begins 9 a.m. on grounds of the Blue Barn, in conjunction with the Great East End Cleanup. Ends with early barbecue. Register: 466-8667.
The Spring Break Project, 2 p.m., week-long environmental science overnight camp for students ages 12-15 who have “a strong interest in environmental science or ecology and a passion for conservation and management.” Program runs to 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 22 (Earth Day) at Dorothy P. Flint 4-H Camp in Riverhead. Information: 727-7850, ext. 245.
Meet local author Tom Gahan, 2 p.m. at Mattituck-Laurel Library, Main Road, Mattituck. Mr. Gahan examines challenges of the English language, Long Island history and how they played a role in writing his novel “Harmony Bay.” 298-4134.
Spring Egg Hunt for ages 10 and under, 2 p.m., at Veterans Memorial Park, Bay Avenue, Mattituck, hosted by Mattituck Park District. Prizes of bicycles, ice cream and pizza; bring basket or bag, Rain date Saturday, April 23, 2 p.m. 298-9103.
Spring Youth Drama Workshop presents ‘Cat-Tales: What the Alley Cats Learn About Bullies,’ 3 p.m. at Creation Station, behind Cutchogue United Methodist Church, Main Road. Directed by Mary Agria. Admission free. 765-5667.
Family Reading and Discussion program, 3-5 p.m. at Floyd Memorial Library, 539 First St., Greenport. For ages 9-11 and parents/caregivers. Books and snacks provided. Space limited; registration required. 477-0660.
Monday, April 18
Spring Recess Family Science, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at Long Island Science Center, 11 W. Main St., Riverhead. All activities ongoing, through Friday, April 22. Admission $5. 208-8000,lisciencecenter.org.
Meet Quacker Jack, presented by the Long Island Ducks, noon-1 p.m. for all ages at the Floyd Memorial Library, 539 First St., Greenport. Bring camera, wear your uniform, bring item to be autographed and eat hot dogs. 477-0660.Southold Free Library patrons register at 765-2077.
Tuesday, April 19
North Fork Audubon Society‘s Tuesdays with Tom: Piping Plover Places, meet 8 a.m. at Red House Nature Center, Inlet Pond County Park, Route 48, Greenport. RSVP: 275-3202, [email protected]
Drop-in craft, 1-5 p.m. for teens in The Loft at Riverhead Free Library, 330 Court St. Register: 727-3228, ext. 6 or 12, [email protected]
Book Discussion ‘Night Fall’ by Nelson DeMille, 4 p.m. at Mattituck-Laurel Library, Main Road, Mattituck. Mystery’s characters re-investigate tragedy of Flight 800. Call Bev Wowak for details at 298-4134, ext. 6.
‘Post and Beam—Old and New’ program, 7-8:30 p.m., at general meeting of Cutchogue-New Suffolk Historical Council in Old School House, Main Road at Case’s Lane, Cutchogue. 734-7122.
Wednesday, April 20
Wanted: Chess enthusiasts! All skill levels; prizes! 1:30-3 p.m., with Penny and David for grades 6 and up at Southold Free Library, Main Road. 765-2077.
Friends of the Library Book Sale, 3-6 p.m. at Mattituck-Laurel Library, Main Road, Mattituck. Reading, viewing and listening materials at bargain prices. 298-4134.
Book discussion ‘Sag Harbor’ by Colson Whitehead, 7-8 p.m. at Riverhead Free Library, 330 Court St. Sign up and copies at reference desk., 727-3228, riverheadlibrary.org.
Thursday, April 21
Wanted: Chess enthusiasts! 1:30-3 p.m.; see Wednesday.
Magic: the Gathering, 3-4 p.m. for teens in The Loft at Riverhead Free Library, 330 Court St. Register: 727-3228, ext. 6 or 12, [email protected]
Home Canning 101, 6-8 p.m., with Mark Vosburgh at Riverhead Free Library, 330 Court St. Register: 727-3228, riverheadlibrary.org.
Piano concert — masterclass workshop, 7 p.m. at Brecknock Hall, 1500 Brecknock Road, Greenport, features Julia Den Boer and Andrea Lodge, hosted by East End Arts Council. 727-0900.
Southold Mothers’ Club’s moms’ night out, 7-9 p.m. at Linda Stavrino’s house. RSVP [email protected]
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